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Adams stunner helps Saints blunt Blades

premier-league Bramall Lane | Sat 06 Mar 3PM | Attendance: 0
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SHU vs SOU
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SHU vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints claim all three points, thanks to a two goal haul at Bramall Lane.
  • Ché Adams scored his fourth goal in four appearances against former club Sheff Utd.
  • Saints lost Danny Ings to injury early on.
  • James Ward-Prowse converts from the penalty spot to give the visitors the lead.

REPORT: Adams stunner helps Saints blunt Blades

Southampton finally ended their winless run with a convincing away victory over Sheffield United that propelled Saints 10 points clear of the bottom three. Read out report here.

17.30

PICTURE PERFECT 📸

A very welcome three points are ours!!

16.55

FULL-TIME: Sheffield Utd 0-2 Southampton

The perfect away performance! Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams, either side of the break, secure the victory. It's been a long time coming, but an excellent performance to return to winning ways. 

+1’

Yellow Card for John Fleck (Sheffield United)

For a very late challenge on Adams, causing a fracas between both sets of players. It's a naughty one from the Sheffield Utd midfielder. 

87’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Takumi Minamino

Final change for the visitors. 

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84’

What a handful

Adams is such a willing runner up top for Saints, brilliantly holding the ball up before releasing Minamino. He tries to play the ball square to an unmarked Armstrong, but it's cut out. 

FINAL 🔟

Keep working, Saints! We're into the final stages of this one, Saints continue to lead by two goals. A clean sheet would top the day off nicely! 🍒

What a run! 🤩

He went for glory in the end, and why not? Armstrong powers forward, beating three players before wrapping his boot around the shot. It finished marginally wide of the post, but excellent play again from the Scot.

SOLID 🙌

Forster takes the catch from a Sheffield Utd corner, easing the pressure on the Saints backline. Meanwhile, Redmond comes alive on the break. His shot is saved from a similar angle as Adams's effort a moment ago.

76’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Nathan Tella

On comes the birthday boy! 🎉

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74’

Adams close to the clincher

Saints go close again. The striker is released down the right, taking a big first touch to push the ball out in front and accelerate away from the defender. He goes for the far post, but Ramsdale saved with an outstretched leg. 

71’

Yellow Card for Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)

SOOOO CLOSE 😫

Bertrand got forward well on the overlap down the left, creating an overload of players. He fizzed a cross towards Adams, who let it run for Minamino, but the first-time finish was marginally off target.

68’

Bogle fires wide

Fleck crossed towards Bogle, who didn't make the cleanest of connections. Mousset seemed to step in his way, as he skewed the shot wide. 

Tella tests Ramsdale

Unlucky from the forward, who has looked lively throughout. He drifted inside before unleashing a shot from 20 yards, with Ramsdale at full stretch to tip it around the corner of the post.

THAT ONE MEANT SOMETHING 💙

The delight on Ché's face following his goal.

Resolute defending 👊

Saints looking solid at the back today, with Bednarek moving into a central position to partner Vestergaard. The home side are beginning to pile on a bit of pressure from wide areas, but manfully defended by the centre-back pairing.

59’

Yellow Card for Nathan Tella (Southampton)

For a late challenge on Ampadu.

You knew the second it left his boot...

Thunderous strike from Adams 🔥🔥🔥

57’

Sheffield United substitution: Lys Mousset replaces David McGoldrick

Third change for the hosts.

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Superb Stu 😇

The cushion down for Adams was a lovely piece of play from the Scot, who has again been one of Saints' standout performers today. A two goal lead feels much more comfortable!

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

OUT OF NOWHERE 🔥

That really is something special from Ché Adams - the technique, the timing, the power. It's something straight out of the top drawer!! He caught it so sweetly on the half-volley, giving Ramsdale no chance. Lovely chest down from Armstrong to tee up the shot.

48’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (48’) | 0 2

47’

Quick break

Forster got Saints on the front foot from a quick throw out, finding Minamino on the move, but the cross-field pass to Armstrong was slightly behind him. Halting the flow of the move.

HT

Back under way...

Sheffield United get the second half going, having introduced Oli McBurnie from the bench. Saints have scored first 14 times in the Premier League this season, but only won 7 of those games. Got to hold on!

WE MOVE 👊

A big second-half coming your way, Saints fans...

HALF-TIME: Sheffield Utd 0-1 Southampton

So far, so good. McGoldrick had a chance to restore parity right on the stroke of half-time, pouncing on a mistake from Diallo, but Forster saved comfortably. Saints go into the break a goal ahead.

41’

Superb save, Fras 👏

John Fleck delivered a nice cross into the path of McGoldrick, who poked the ball towards goal forcing an instinctive save from the big man between the sticks. McGoldrick was actually offside, but Forster wasn't to know.

NEVER IN DOUBT 😎

Cool as you like from the captain.

36’

Yellow Card for Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United)

For another foul on Tella.

35’

Yellow Card for Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United)

For the penalty challenge.

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

PENALTY CONVERTED ✅

Really bright play from young forward Tella, using a turn of pace to beat Ampadu and force the mistake from the Sheffield Utd defender. Prowsey converts with perfect precision from the spot, sending Ramsdale the wrong way.

32’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (32’) | 0 1

31’

PENALTY SHOUT...

Tella breaks forward, his pace beats Ampadu, but he's brought down before he can get the shot away. It's a certain penalty kick. James Ward-Prowse over it...

30’

Different corner routine

Armstrong took it, looking for the run to the edge of the box, but the shot was inadvertently blocked by a Southampton shirt. Meanwhile, Saints go on the attack again...

24’

Tella swipes at the shot

The opportunity presented itself fortuitously to Tella, who snatched at the shot and sent it wide. Ramsdale was caught off his line, had Tella been able to divert the ball on target.

22’

Smart move

Neat interchange down the left channel yields another corner for the home side. It goes deep again, but Forster was blocked off, winning Saints a free-kick. The target is McGoldrick at the back post every time. 

Get better soon, Ingsy ❤️

17’

Sheffield corner

It goes deep, with players waiting centrally but nothing really to report there. Saints regain possession with Vestergaard, with neither team able to get a firm hold of the tie yet.

Great to have Taki back 👊

The Japanese international operating off the left.

12’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Danny Ings

A disappointing end to the afternoon for Ingsy, as he's taken an early knock and is replaced.

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10’

Tella a nuisance 

Bogle bundles over Tella on the far left hand side. Bertrand will again nominate himself to deliver, with Tella the target. He swung at the ball rather too vigorously and mistimes the effort. 

6’

Diallo wins a free-kick

In a promising position for Saints, with Bertrand over it. It's floated towards Vestergaard, but it's too deep. Nothing much comes of the free-kick, but the visitors retain possession.

2’

Bright start from the visitors

Stu Armstrong takes up a more attacking position than midweek, as he picked up the ball centrally and motored forwards. The deflected shot lands at the feet of Walker-Peters, but the cross wasn't overly accurate. Good start, though.

LET'S DO THIS 👊

We're up and running at Bramall Lane! Time to get back on track 💪

15.01

Getting warm 🔥

Charging up before battle!

14.39

Today's stage 🏟

Bramall Lane will host today's Premier League action for Saints. Score predictions? 🤔

14.27

Tella makes his second Premier League start

Kyle Walker-Peters, Ibrahima Diallo and Takumi Minamino all come into Southampton's starting XI, while Nathan Tella also plays.

14.12

TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: Forster (GK), Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Diallo, Ward-Prowse (c), Armstrong, Minamino, Tella, Ings. 

Subs: McCarthy (GK), Stephens, Salisu, Jankewitz, Chauke, Redmond, Djenepo, Adams, Nlundulu. 

14.00
VOTE NOW
How do you assess Southampton's starting XI?

How do you assess Southampton's starting XI?

The results so far:

  • Adams and Ings up top - a winning combination
    13%
  • Mix up midfield - bring Diallo in
    21%
  • Try the youth - Nlundulu to start
    1%
  • Revert to regular back 4 - KWP must play
    65%

Although we have not always had easy times, i must say i have enjoyed every moment to be here. 

southampton fc manager
on his 100th game in charge
13.12

Hasenhüttl set for 100th game in charge

Ralph Hasenhüttl will mark his 100th game in charge of Southampton when he takes his team to Sheffield United today, and, for all the ups and downs he has experienced in that time, the Saints boss says he has enjoyed every moment of the journey. Read more here. 

13.10

REWIND: The final day of last season ⏮

Who would have thought we'd have finished a Premier League season in July? Highlights from Saints' meeting with Sheffield United on the final day of 2019/20.

13.02

Preparation at Staplewood

Take a look inside Staplewood at this week's training images. 

12.54

Hear from the boss 

Ralph Hasenhüttl previews his 100th game in charge of Southampton.

13.39

Ward-Prowse and Minamino receive award nominations

Goals scored by James Ward-Prowse and Takumi Minamino against Newcastle United and Chelsea respectively have been shortlisted for February's Premier League Goal of the Month award. Register your vote.

13.36

Positive signs for Ché

Striker Ché Adams has scored more Premier League goals against Sheffield United than he has versus any other side, netting three goals in three appearances against his former employers.

13.29

REWIND: Southampton 3-0 Sheffield Utd

Taking it back to December 2020, when fans were actually allowed inside St Mary's for a brief moment, to witness a sensational Saints performance against today's opponents. 

13.26

Saints on top 🤞

Southampton have won their last three league meetings with Sheffield United, last winning four in a row against them in 1950 in the second tier.

13.24
Photo by Matt Watson

Welcome to MATCHDAY ⚔️🆚😇

Hello, Saints! Welcome back for a second matchday of the week. It's been a tough run, but today presents the perfect opportunity to get back on track! It also marks Ralph Hasenhüttl's 100th game as Southampton manager. Congrats, boss! Stay tuned for all the live build up to kick-off; teams news drops at 2pm GMT.

13.19

SHU vs SOU Line Ups

Sheffield United

1
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
22
Ethan Ampadu yellow card
29
Kean Bryan
2
George Baldock
3
Enda Stevens
4
John Fleck yellow card
7
John Lundstram
16
Oliver Norwood
replace Oliver McBurnie (45′) yellow card
20
Jayden Bogle yellow card
24
Rhian Brewster
replace Billy Sharp (68′)
17
David McGoldrick (C)
replace Lys Mousset (58′)
35
Frankie Maguire
9
Oliver McBurnie
34
Iliman Ndiaye
10
Billy Sharp
23
Ben Osborn
11
Lys Mousset
18
Wes Foderingham
13
Max Lowe
14
Oliver Burke

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
4
Jannik Vestergaard yellow card
19
Takumi Minamino
replace Moussa Djenepo (88′)
17
Stuart Armstrong yellow card
27
Ibrahima Diallo
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) goal
9
Danny Ings
replace Che Adams (13′) goal
23
Nathan Tella yellow card
replace Nathan Redmond (77′)
12
Moussa Djenepo
72
Kgaogelo Chauke
1
Alex McCarthy
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
5
Jack Stephens
10
Che Adams
22
Mohammed Salisu
11
Nathan Redmond

SHU vs SOU Match Stats

Sheffield United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    51
    comparison angle
    49
  • Shots
    8
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    7
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    275
    comparison angle
    294

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
4
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
50
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
5
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
clearances
Clearances
7
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster